thoughts of food

Business of renting kitchen space heats up in China.

“In China’s biggest cities, restaurants are struggling to satisfy the appetites of customers ordering food delivery through apps on their phones. That’s leading to a booming market for renting kitchen space, without tables, chairs or waiters.” | learn more

under the microscope

Germs in your gut are talking to your brain.

This is from the NYT, so not quite as technical as typical articles in this section. “The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.” | learn more

better doing

Stephen Wolfram’s productivity hacks are extreme.

You may not recognize his name, but if you’ve ever asked Siri a scientific question his company has delivered the answer (try-at-home example: “what’s the square root of pi?”). He’s a productivity fanatic. In this detailed post he shares all […]

retail therapy

There’s now a Raspberry Pi store.

“The Raspberry Pi Foundation just unveiled a brand new project — an actual store. If you live in Cambridge in the U.K., you can now buy a bunch of sweet Raspberry Pis with which to tinker and develop some cool stuff… […]

to your health

High-tech toilet seat monitors your heart as you sit on it.

“Engineers at Rochester Institute of Technology have designed a high-tech toilet seat that effortlessly flushes out data on the state of your cardiovascular system. The tricked-out porcelain throne measures your blood pressure, blood oxygen level, and the volume of blood […]

on the blockchain

ETH mining pool receives mysterious $300k payout.

“Ethereum mining pool Sparkpool received a payout of over 2,000 ETH (worth $300,000) just for mining one block on the ethereum blockchain Tuesday – a figure that’s about 600 times the network’s standard block reward.” | learn more